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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: IP clearance officer for accepting Terraform
Date Mon, 05 Jul 2021 06:47:32 GMT

We've completed most of the actions [1][2] per the IP clearance process [1]
and the initiative is tracked by a Github issue [2]. The ICLA and software
grants by the codebase/repo owner Sander van Harmelen has been acknowledged
by ASF secretary@ to PMC and all contributors have been asked for any
objections to the IP clearance / codebase relicensing/import initiatives.
To date we've not received any objections from contributors and most
contributors have agreed to this either over email thread or on the Github
issue [2].

Now we need an Officer or Member of the ASF to (1) check and commit the
completed IP clearance XML form (,
(2) Start a vote on general@incubator, and finally (3) post the result
thread and notify the ACS PMC that codebase are cleared for import.

I had asked Paul last week who originally volunteered but hadn't seen any
further action. Paul can you confirm if you can start a vote on incubator@
or are busy and aren't able to do so this time?
If we don't hear from Paul in the next 72 hrs I propose we have our PMC
chair Gabriel to volunteer or find a volunteer per [1].
(I'm happy to volunteer as well, looks like I can svn commit the XML file.
I'll discuss/ask again on Wed)

[1] IP clearance process:
[2] Github issue tracking IP clearance:


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 1:44 PM Rohit Yadav <> wrote:

> All,
> Just a short update, I think we've reached out to all the contributors via
> this Github issue which is also tracking the IP clearance process:
> As per
> I think we should be able to start a vote on general@ shortly (say on
> Monday to give these contributors traditional 72hr window to raise any
> objections).
> Regards.
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:19 PM Justin Mclean <>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> > Alright, I'll create a Github issue as suggested in the example to
>> track IP
>> > clearance with list of all people and will try to reach out to all
>> > contributors within a limited time period and see if they can agree over
>> > the other legal thread and submit their ICLAs.
>> While having an ICLA is ideal, I think a recorded agreement from the
>> major contributors is probably enough given the history here. You already
>> have that from most of them. If some don’t answer then just record that and
>> continue. It might be possible that other IPMC members might have a
>> different view on this.
>> > This however wasn't advised on the IP clearance process:
>> >
>> It does say "Either an Individual CLA or Corporate CLA is preferred to a
>> Software Grant. All authors must sign an Individual CLA; or all owners of
>> IP must sign one of the three documents and send to secretary “. I’m still
>> slightly unclear on who the IP owners are. Sander is obviously one, but I
>> would guess it’s the other 8 or so other major contributors or possibly in
>> some cases their employers. Having an ICLA clears that up as the person
>> states that any contributions they make they are allowed to do so and have
>> their employers permission to do so.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Justin

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